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plan until later this year. >> workers in new york and detroit have walked off the job and workers also in if chicago. we have one woman's struggle to get by. >> reporter: the squeeze of living paycheck to paycheck is all too real for nancy and her two kids coming home to a camped one bedroom apartment. >> we leap here. >> there is no room in her budget for more space, and staying ahead of the bills is impossible. for ten years she has worked at mcdonald's never making more than minimum wage which here in illinois is $825 an hour. >> i get last notice where i'm going get disconnected and i have to pay a portion of it so i have to come up with the money. he's living conditions are why why salgado and others have sustaining a stand for higher wages and respect on the job. the movement has asked for it to be moved up to $15. >> if these people earned $15 they could give back to the economy and they wouldn't have to depender on the government for food stamps. >> reporter: a substantially higher minimum wage may not be a win fall. at $15, they may be much more selective about who they hire.
. >>> detroit's animal control officials are denying the claim that 50,000 stray dogs are roaming the streets of the abandoned city. it's the direct result of the city's economic woes as job losses in detroit grow thousands of dogs and other pets were abandoned. >> in 2012 there were 903 bites to humans in the city of detroit. there are 50 calls a day, by citizens asking for relief from the dogs, from the pit bulls that are chasing them, and endangering their children and four is the number of officers i have to cover that. >> that's not your dog? see how this dog looks? this dog is not taken care of. you can tell this dog has been out, he's got fleas all over him he's not groomed well and we pick up dogs like this off the street all the time. when you have an economic decline of a city in an urban area, there are things that are going to suffer. >> there is more coming up on al jazeera. shakespeare never heard about hip hop but hip hop knows all the the bend. coming up next here othello performed in a way the author could never have imagined. and a young man named johnny football will not be
and sewing the seeds of opportunity for people down on their luck. >> downtown detroit on a warm and beautiful summer day, for the sun seekers here, the biting chill of a michigan winter seems very far away. but in the warehouse about two miles from the city's center, that's exactly what they're focused on, nine seamstresses working eight hours a day to turn out winter coats for particularly vulnerable population, the homeless. >> this is the empowerment plan. it is a non-profit that employs women who have been homeless or living in women's shelters. their job here is to sew winter coats that are given to the city's dispossessed and destitute. it's founder is 24-year-old veronica scott. the idea grew out of a design class project. >> we were given an assignment to design to fulfill needs. this coat came out of that. it came out of that class project. >> her research took her to the city's homeless shelters. he she tried to figure out what people on the street really need to survive. she concluded that some kind of heavy duty garment to protect them from the elements was what they
a community activist in detroit, only learned of the existence of the picture five years ago, and that's when a cousin recognized her in a catalog. this is her story, this her own words. >> i was 12 years old when that picture was taken of me on august 8th 1963. when my cousin called and told me that that picture was on a black history calendar, i didn't believe it. i couldn't imagine why a picture of me would be in a calendar with historic people. i junked stood there were injustices to people to people that looked like me, and it was hurtful for me 20 see that and know that, but i still had hope. >> i believed that what i do in my life today is largely cue to the august 28th march. it is just not right for people to suffer injustices. a community activist is somebody that goes oen the front lines to try to make the wrongs right, and make life better equality of life better for other people. >> the top wires are the higher vole age. you don't want vegetation on those. they are in violation. they must clear these lines because it puts your lives in danger. >> being a community activist in det
presidents. i'll tell you about one man whose not turned his back on detroit and still sees opportunity where others see a dying city. i'm ali velshi and this is "real money."
not turned his back on detroit and they see opportunity where others see a dying city and this is real money.
and state backed plan to demolish abandoned homes in detroit. now thousands of vacant homes in the bankrupt city will be torn down in the next eight months. the governor said a lot of these empty builds attract crime and contribute 60% to fire. it will be the biggest elimination projects in michigan state history. >>> breaking news out of iraq where a series of bomb attacks has killed 16 police and medical sources. we'll bring you more on that shortly. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. please fill free to follow us at www.aljazeera.com, and we'll bring you the latest information on that breaking story. until then we'll see you at 4:00.
in detroit is a duty. it's an obligation. it's something that you have to want to do. >> it's good to come back and rekindle the energy and spirit that i felt 50 years ago. the fact that dr. king is no longer here as well as others who stood with him gives me the challenge to pick up where they left off, to keep things going, bringing my granddaughters with me is passing that legacy to them so they will keep doing what i've done, what they've done, to keep america to be a better place. [♪ music ]
outside of detroit. >> it's really all about meeting demand. our plant in mexico is completely full. but demand for the all new fusion has been outstanding. it's a great knew product, and we need more. so we had a shift available here, and a flexible body shop was built to be able to build the fusion for the market, and now we can add capacity, get more sales and meet demand. >> the fusion has been a big success for ford. sales so far this year are up 13%. >>> freddie mac says the average fixed rate mortgage is down this week. last week it was at a two-year high. still mortgage rates are up more than a full percentage point since early may when a 30-year fixed average was 3.35%. still to come on al jazeera, there are no concerns in california as crews continue to battle the massive wildfire in yosemite. >>> and downpours in pennsylvania cause severe flooding. ♪ hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor forç] ♪ >>> welcome back. so a predator drone is the latest koolt helping to get a handle on the wildfire burning in yosemite national park. mor
is starting to produce its plant right outside of detroit. i'm richelle carey, some citizens in pakistan risk their lives pressing for reform. and you can always go to our website, aljazeera.com, for the latest. do keep it here. have a great day. ♪
. and i'll introduce you to someone who is bullish on detroit, despite all of the city's problems. all of that and more next on "real money with ali velshi." my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer >>> hello again and welcome back. well, we are looking at some very strong storms down in parts of florida this evening. i'm going to show you on our weather wall. come over here, take a look down towards parts of florida right now. and really the thunderstorms that popped up especially over the gulf of mexico. we are starting to get a little bit of break in certain areas, but as you can see on the weatherern coast they are really still there, so it will be a stormy evening for many people across the area. we're also getting those pop-up thunderstorms in parts of georgia as well. atlanta you do have some delays at the airport atlanta, about 86. birmingham, 84, that's a little bit lower than average for you this time of year, but not over towards the west in shreveport. and in parts of new england -- first of all let's take a look at your five-da
by the detroit lions including an interception of tom brady. two buccaneer players have contracted the penicillin resistant staph mrsa. they both discovered the problem in their toes. the bucs have taken steps to sanitize their practice facilities in the wake of these incidents. if not treated properly mrsa can be life-threatening. >>> as he waits for clearance from his head coach, robert griffin iii continues to find himself in the headlines. first it was the public comments disagreeing with the approach that shanahan is taking for rg 3 knee surgery, then it's his clothes. he was fined $10,000 for wearing this t-shirt monday night. on game day players have to wear only league-approved gear when they hit the field. they are sponsored by nike but rg3 is sponsored by adidas. >> can't do it. >>> mayor bob filner has officiallyexual stephanie staten for us in san diego. thank you. rebecca stevenson is next with the check of the forecast, and at the top of the hour it is "real money with ali velshi." ç] >> meteorologist: hi there, i'm meteorologist rebecca stevenson. how often do you here about a sev
. >>> in baseball detroit manager jim leyland said miguel cabrera suffered some lower body injury in the loss to the twins. no word if he'll play tonight as he chase as second straight triple crown. >>> and the best little league baseball team in the world. we'll have that and much more coming up in sports in 20 minutes. occupied-- >> al jazeera america. is did. >> this is the hundred page document we call obamacare. and my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >> "real money with ali velshi" tonight on al jazeera america. >> welcome back, this is a look at the top stories on al jazeera. recapping now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting sawing saying hundreds of people attacked the european union have expressed grave concern about the reports of the use of chemical weapons in syria. they will insure an investigation. >> a former egyptian president has anhosni mubarak will be reld from house arrest. the prosecutors say the constitution prevents them from appealing the ruling. we're learning new activities from the nsa. today we learned it t
. >> and if we shoot rockets in to syria to detroit chemical weapons do we risk any unforeseen consequences? >> yes. i think the military options here are very, very complexion. complex and i think it's fair that the obama administration is taking its time as you could tell bisect kerry's speech. so far he has condemned the chemical weapons attack, but there has been no outline of what the u.s. response is going to be. and i imagine pentagon balloon he is are very business right now thinking of all the possibility options. >> thank you so much. live from san francisco. emergency crews say they are slowly making progress in their battle against one of the largest wild fires to ever hit california. the rim fire now covers more than 250 square miles and it's located right on the edge of yosemite national park and that's just a mile way from the reservoir that actually supplies most of the drinking water for san francisco. press prograpresident obama proo deliver whatever resources need to recover from the fires. the pledge came in a phone call from governor jerry brown. >> reporter: firefighte
is produced in mexico has created 1400 new jobs in the plant located 20 miles south of detroit. this is the same plant that faced an uncertain future when the production hit a low. . >> we are outside of the mcdonald's here at the world famous intersection of hollywood and highland. these workers are among the more than 180. ♪ >> a tax victory for same-sex couples can now file joint federal tax returns. the ruling comes two months after the supreme court validated key provisions of the defense of marriage act. ross murray is the director of news glad, here to discuss the new federal benefit. >> this is a really significant move and step from the federal government, from the treasury department. it's one of those ways in which section three of doma is really becoming real and tangible part of lgbt lives. that's very important. >> a federal appeals court upheld prohibiting health practitioners of offering they are by for minors. counselors who support the practice or intrude on patients rights for their children. journal assist with the associated press revealed that police had
. the biggest for the tigers is miguel cabrerra with a sore abdoman. they took control of the game. detroit led 7-2 and the game was called in 27th innincalled in 7o rain. now to tennis and after seven-plus tours on tour. he heard criticism for his inability to win the big one. something put to rest by winning the gold medal at the london olympics and the london title a u few weeks a go and become the first brit to win that championship in 77 years. and that the years *urs open the defending champ is seated third. both players born on the same day. he's a huge hit an forced him to run all over the court to return those powerful ground strokes. that's an area which murray kpeld and that's what he did in this match winning the last five games in a row and a 7-5, 6-1, 3-6, 6 -1 victory. >> it's very difficult for wimbledon for example an it's something that u you need to enjoy. there's always noise during the points. you hear words at wome at womene quiet. >> the placing 87 ranked of germany and the number one player in the world placed two set points early in the second round match but saved both
.com. >>> the city of detroit is starting to undergo a major makeover. the governor announced a plan to demolish thousands of bankrupt homes. 60% of fires in the city are taking place in the dilapidated and unoccupied buildings. >> we'll have safer neighborhoods, and then long term, there's an opportunity to redevelop. >> it will be the biggest blight elimination project in michigan's history. today is the first day of school for students in new town, connecticut. students are attending class in a neighboring town. the proposal to tear down and rebuild a school awaits approval of the residents. >>> convicted fort hood nidal hasan has chosen not to take the stand in his sentencing trial. court is now in resource, closing arguments are expected on wednesday, and jurors will decide between death or prison. heidi joins us from fort hood, and heidi, major hasan chose not to take the stand. that couldn't have come as much as a surprise. >> at this point, tony, not surprising at all. this afternoon they were back in the courtroom trying to make a final plea to the judge to allow them to take the reins
detroit and birmingham county. those are not priorities. >> what should the white house do. what would dr. king say to barack obama today? >> he would be delighted that we have in him, president obama, the crown jewel of our struggle. he that done an incredible job making the case for a better nation. on the other hand, president obama would be in the asks i say, in the johnson lincoln lane, dr. king in the douglas lane appealing to the president. i think they need president obama to deem with the lyndon johnson moment. he gave us solid analysis, and appropriation and legislation. we need now, 30% black unemployment, we need appropriation and legislation to close these tremendous gaps. >> reverend jackson, we go back many years, thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you, sir. >> i hope you enjoy your day down on the mall. >> indeed. >> coverage continues today on aljazeera and aljazeera.com. we will have special coverage from the lincoln memorial at 2:00 eastern time. >> we turn now to the weather situation across the country, where they are wondering what it is going to be like
food protest is under way at this hour. workers in new york, chicago and detroit have walked off the job
in new york this morning and spread across to cities like chicago, charlotte north carolina, and detroit. workers say they want to earn $15 an hour, nearly double the current minimum wage. lois is the history professor at cornell university, and she joins us now from ihnica new york. can you hear me now. >> obviously we are having a little difficult with our life feed there. question will try to come back to them later. the justice department says it will not sue the state's of colorado and washington to block them from legalized recreational marijuana use. instead, the government outlines its priorities for enforcing the laws including keeping pot out of the hands of minors and keeping the drug cart tells out. this leaves many trying to figure out how to make money off this newly legal industry. in abatement room, he gives us a small whiff of the future of big weed. >> we won some awards for this, if you smell it you will get -- blueberry cheesecake. >> this is a 500 square feet growing room, but his company is permitted for nearly 20 times that. we help provide over 10,000 patients wit
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